if there is
if there is (TBB)
Hal Leonard - purchase the score
Fairfax County All-County Choral Festival
Dominick DiOrio, guest conductor
Talking about my commissioned work "if there is" at the 2017 FCPS All-County Choral Festival
Note: This work is also available in an arrangement for TBB, in "Brothers Sing On!" the Jonathan Palant Choral Series, and can be purchased here.
Commissioned by the Fairfax General Music Educators Asociation and dedicated to the singers of the 2017 Fairfax County Public Schools All-County Choral Festival
if there is was written at the request of my dear friend Sean Cator and his colleagues in the Fairfax General Music Educators Association. The work is a rousing anthem about the power of each person to make positive change with our actions: even the smallest but most committed of our convictions can lead to a better world, and it starts with the “courage in the heart.”
This work is dedicated fondly to the singers of the 2017 Fairfax County Public Schools All-County Choral Festival, so that they too may have a positive impact on their world.
if there is courage in the heart,
there will beauty in the soul.
if there is beauty in the soul,
there will be harmony in the home.
if there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
if there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
so let it be
-- Traditional Scottish blessing, adapted DiOrio